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Steven Meiner

Mayor of City of Miami Beach

|City of Miami Beach

In a historic runoff race on November 21, 2023, Steven Meiner was decisively elected Mayor of Miami Beach, with a clear margin of victory. His journey to the mayoral office was preceded by an extraordinary four-year tenure as Commissioner, during which he distinguished himself through bold and innovative initiatives focused on public safety and the overall quality of life for Miami Beach residents. Meiner’s accomplishments include spearheading legislative changes that significantly increased the successful prosecution rate of municipal misdemeanor arrests, emphasizing accountability for repeat offenders. He advocated for enhanced public safety measures, such as increased police presence and legislative actions against street-level drug dealing and dangerous biker/bicyclist groups. His commitment to responsible development was evident in initiatives requiring a higher commission vote for building size increases. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Steven Meiner was instilled with a sense of duty to public service and community. His parents, Sheldon Meiner and Dorothy Weiss, served as role models, with his father dedicating nearly four decades to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, and his mother contributing to public education as a teacher and guidance counselor. Following in his parents’ footsteps, Steven has dedicated the majority of his 26- year professional career as an attorney to public service, specifically combating fraud. Since moving to Miami Beach in 2007, he serves as an enforcement attorney with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Before joining the SEC, Steven practiced law in New York City, handling high-profile cases for prestigious international law firms Dewey Ballantine and Mayer Brown. Steven has been married to his wife Shanyn for 22 years, and they take pride in raising their two children, Matisyahu and Michal in Miami Beach. Academically, he earned his J.D. Cum Laude from Brooklyn Law School and graduated Summa Cum Laude with Phi Beta Kappa honors from Brooklyn College. Now as Mayor, Steven Meiner’s leadership promises to build upon this foundation, fostering transparency, accountability, and a profound commitment to enhancing public safety with a keen focus on Miami Beach residents.

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